Louis Francis LeBlanc

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    • Louis Francis LeBlanc's Gravemarker in the St. Thomas Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shelburne, NS

    We regret to advise of the death of Louis Francis LeBlanc of Clyde River NS on 6 March 2013 at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne NS in his 98th year.

    Louis was born in Shelburne. He completed Grade 12 at the Shelburne Academy. As a young man, Louis had a number of jobs. He worked for Ferretti’s garage, the Huskilson family, operated a garage for fishing boats on the waterfront, drove a gravel truck for the Highways Department on the road to Port Clyde and the causeway to Cape Sable Island. At times, he also worked as a taxi driver.

    Louis enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War.  He started as a draftsman in a mapping unit but was later employed as a driver-mechanic when the unit transferred from England to Northwest Europe. After the war, he was a night watchman on the de-commissioned battle ships moored in Shelburne harbour. 
    In 1951 Louis moved to Northern Ontario and worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. He initially worked for the Marathon Corporation and later for the American Can of Canada Corporation. He retired and returned to Nova Scotia in 1974 where he joined the Commissionaires at CFS Barrington. 

    Cremation has taken place with interment planned for a later date at which time he will be placed with his parents in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shelburne, as were his wishes. Louis requested there be no service. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.